NCAA Final Four: The Most Unlikely Runs in NCAA Tournament History

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NCAA Final Four: The Most Unlikely Runs in NCAA Tournament History
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The NCAA tournament is a platform for the surprising, the unexpected and the downright shocking.  Many teams invoke these reactions as they break off upset after upset on their way to the Final Four.

Kemba Walker's Connecticut Huskies are the latest example of unlikely tournament success, winning arguably the most upside down NCAA tournament in history.  One month ago today, they finished their Big East season with a loss to Notre Dame, their fourth in five games. At 21-9 and 9-9 in league play, there was doubt that the Huskies were even safely in the Big Dance.  

What a difference a month makes.  UConn reeled off an improbable 11-straight wins to be the only Big East team to end its season with a win.

Other teams have consummated the unlikely with a national championship like the Huskies, while some have fallen short after a Cinderella run.  

Here are some of the most unlikely runs to the Final Four and how each team ended up.  

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